I'm excited to find my first Camelia this week. I'm not so good at growing these beauties, so it is pretty special. I've been working on a special garden for them.
My Uncle Max Winter Gladdies have been magnificent this year. I have about a dozen of them right outside my sewing room window and the red is striking. It doesn't really show the vibrance of the colour in these photos.
This is the new area that my "Clever Sister" dreamed up for me. No sooner said than done! I'm very happy with the result. The salvia in the foreground is called Limelight, and is a very attractive one in full bloom right now.
I also made a Granite Sand path up to one of my avairies. I have planted a pot of tulip bulbs and covered them with a net to stop other birds, but especially . . . cats!
Ta daaaa - my new gate.
I wanted a little garden gate, so created a space for one.
My husband assures me that it goes nowhere and is quite useless, but . . .
The very action of walking through a gate in the garden, gives me a lot of pleasure . . . and anyway, it leads to my second Avairy, and my fishpond, where I have made myself a little seat to contemplate the day.
very peaceful and private - no-one can see me from the back door, when they put their head out and call out. I don't even have to duck!
and slowly heading back to my sewing room as the days draw shorter and the darkness falls - usually before I get home from school